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Hearing In Megaupload Case To Determine Fate Of Users' Data

The implications could be great for companies hoping consumers will trust them to store their files.
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An Online Shopping Passion Keeps Them Clicking

From mattresses to cars to handbags, there's almost nothing Anne Houseman wouldn't buy on the Web — and she's not the only one. According to one estimate, last year, 7 percent of overall U.S. retail sales were logged online, and that number is only expected to go up.
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A "Do Not Track" Option for Internet Users

Federal regulators consider requiring a "do not track" option on web browsers ...

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The DOJ E-Book Lawsuit: Is It 1934 All Over Again?

The Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for e-book price fixing sent shivers through the industry — but Jason Boog says this fraught relationship between American publishers, retailers and the DOJ goes back to the Great Depression.
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We Stand At The Doorstep Of A Foreclosed House. Then We Go In

We tag along with a real estate agent whose job is to investigate a foreclosed house in Florida.
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New York Office Building Evacuation Blamed On 'Novelty Item' Grenade

The evacuation of hundreds of people from a financial office building ended with an all-clear, after police determined that an object detected in an X-ray scan was actually "a grenade-like novelty item mounted on a plaque with a sign: 'Complaint Dept. Pull Pin,' reports the New York Daily News.
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Welfare Overhaul's Impact On America's Poorest

New York Times reporter Jason DeParle recently traveled to Arizona, where many people have been dropped from the welfare program. Republican leaders now want to apply the changes made to the welfare program to other aspects of the social safety net, such as Medicaid and food stamps.

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